Friday, November 02, 2007

Deepavali Wallpapers & Nostalgic Friday - 20

Online buddies never fail to amaze me. Whenever I post something, the comments never stop pouring in. In fact, I do receive some crap which could not be published. An usual post in tulipspeaks will be greeted with a moderate number of hits and a fair number of comments. But sadly, whenever I post sensitive issues like my previous post, which I really need everyone's feedback and co-operation in making it 'big' enough to attract relevant authorities' attention, nothing came out of it. To be fair, yes.. there are caring and sensitive souls out there who share my grief, but the majority remains silent. It is not that no one reading it - my hits shoot up like no one's business when I published the post. So, why the silence? This is something I noticed even in other blogs such as Bolehland & Kav's Kollage. Why no one is speaking up? Afraid? Oh come on! Bloggers are not timid creatures!! Bloggers advocate free speech, and that's what I expect of everyone here.

I'm sorry if I'm putting high expectation, and I am aware that it's readers' rights to comment or not. But at the same time, I would like to see some sort of feedback and awareness among the community. Guess that is not too much to ask for this Deepavali.

Okie okie.. Forgive me for nagging you guys.. back to my Deepavali mood.. I did two wallpapers for Deepavali, which I used as e-comment & e-card as well. Here they are:

Amazing lamp
Download: 1024*768

Array of hope
Download: 1024*768

**I'm getting lazier nowadays, so only one size (1024*768) available. Feel free to re-size them.


The origin of Diwali (not Deepavali)

I shared an interesting conversation about the origin of Deepavali with one of my blogmates. He said that the North Indians celebrate the festival for a different reason than the South Indians. However, I do find similarities between the legends. Coincidently I was browsing YouTube for Deepavali songs and I found this video. Sharing it with you guys.

Deepavali message

One of the best and meaningful advertisement for Deepavali, Petronas (Malaysian oil & gas company) has ever produced. Sadly, the grandma passed away couple of years after the ad was taken.


Michelle said...

beautiful wallpapers the effect created on the diyas! :)

Queenie said...

At last, blimy I've been away and since I came back its been hell trying to get to you!!!
Love the tiny lamp quote, please my I use it? Sorry I've not been around to support you but whilst away thought about you...

david santos said...

My friend, Please!

Send an email to the Brazil embassj your country and repor the injustice that the brazilian courts are making with this girl
Release on Flavia’s accident and status of the process.

The resignation is to stop the evolution. (David Santos in times without end)

Thank you

Jeevan said...

It was a nice video of message watching it again this year, like last. You said, but I dint about the feedback;)

It was a thoughtful wish on the Wallpaper, Superb!

Bla said...

Whooa! :)

Anonymous said...

Everyone should see this.. Enjoyy!

mandelism said...

indians kanne ...indians

a bunch of scared and cowards who always make lousy n noisy empty noise in their own cupboard.

indians kanne ...indians

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Ammu,

I will read both the posts in detail and comment.

Voracious Blog Reader

tulipspeaks said...

@ michelle

thank u dearie!

@ queenie

aww.. sure u can, dear. no problem. cheers!!


tulipspeaks said...

@ jeevan

hmm.. i dont get u thr.

but thanks!!

@ bla



tulipspeaks said...

@ mandelism

:) well.. we hv tried our best.

@ vbr

sure hun. thanks!


dave said...

I think I can understand your plight. You see something wrong and feel some remedial action is required. As such you write hoping the readers have something to say. Not that you can see drastic changes immediately, but the least, it gets seen by someone in authority, or your post is spread around to other bloggers and eventually there will be a concerted effort by all and sundry and true enough your plight is highlighted.

Let me be more specific. I am a patient in HUKM Cheras and I was in the hospital one day to do an INR test which basically means, my blood is drawn in the morning and then in the afternoon I go back for the results. A doctor will see us and noting my INR ratio, would either increase or decrease the dosage of medicine. I have been doing this for some time.

Come this day, and the whole procedure has undergone some tremendous change. Waiting for the test results in the afternoon, I saw, nurses handing over forms for the subsequent blood test and your pharmacy slip and nobody was seen by the doctor. Imagine the noisy atmosphere from the patients, some old Chinese ladies, some mak-chiks, and people like me concerned but wanting to know the sudden change of procedure. Some did not want to leave assuming the nurses had messed up everything. It took a long time for everyone to be told that due to shortage of doctors, there was one or two doctors overseeing the whole crowd of about 60 to 70 people. Yes, the doctor has seen the INR results and to save time i.e. in not calling each patient to his room, had, written out the medicine slip and the next day of appointment.

I was boiling mad. To make the story short, I was at that time corresponding with Mr M.G.G. Pillai, who was an ex-journalist, and told him about this short cut method of treatment. Mr Pillai who is not with us now, God bless his soul, send me an e-mail message which I dispatched to Malaysiakini. Was any action taken? No. But I got the satisfaction I did my part.